Jul 1, 2009

Inspiration of the Week -Week3

Summer has begun, and its the first week of July. The Fourth is here in just a few days. With that being said, this weeks inspiration is an American painter by the name of Archibald Willard.

Archibald Willard fought in a volunteer army in the American Civil War. He also painted many different scenes from the war. Very little is know about Archibald Willard.

What we do know is that he painted "The Spirit of '76", Previously known as "Yankee Doodle"

This painting was slept on by art critics of the time. They compared it to a cartoon.
BUT it caught the attention of the public eye. So Williard painted several variations of the now-famous scene. The original is believed to be displayed in Abbot Hall (Marblehead, Massachusetts)

"Spirit of 76" is such an Interesting name. In 1776 The Declaration of Independence was written and signed. America Declared it was Independent and free from the rule of Great Britain.

America was basically saying " We are Free, No one Rules Us"

In the Present day I feel that our generation is the Generation Of the Free.
Freedom to Do what you want and explore life and all its Goodness.

-Be Positive

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